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Yorkshire to once again stage the Tour de France Grand Depart

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has confirmed that Yorkshire will stage the Grand Depart again.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the route of the Tour de Yorkshire, Mr Prudhoome said it was a matter of "not if but when" the event would return to the county.


Full route of 2017 Tour de Yorkshire to be revealed

Cyclists climb Sutton Bank Credit: PA

The complete route of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will be unveiled at a press conference in Bradford today.

Bradford, Bridlington, Fox Valley in Sheffield, Harrogate, Scarborough and Tadcaster have already been announced as start/finish locations for the Men's Race, which takes place between April 28th and 30th.

The Women's Race is on April 29th and the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Sportive on April 30th.

Today organisers will reveal full details of exactly where each stage will go, including information on stage lengths, profiles and key sections.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity and Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme, will be accompanied by top cyclists and will later meet schoolchildren in Tadcaster.

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